Robert Cahen’s Passage @ Harris Museum & Gallery

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Passage by Robert Cahen

Passage, by French artist Robert Cahen, is a series of video installations that consider the human experience of the flow of time, journeys and transiency, dreams and memories, reality and perception.

Upon entering the small gallery in the Harris, you are confronted by a series of small monitors showing what appears to be a train journey.

Other exhibits include a video of Cahen’s sister being shown a number of different words, letters and numbers, (which are also being displayed in a 3D projection on the floor) as well as a projection of faces onto two sides of material, of which the floor is covered with small stones to recreate the sound of snow beneath your feet.

Cahen’s use of very little noise also adds to the brilliant exhibition by allowing the viewer to have their own feelings and memories stimulated rather than be forced into viewing someone else’s.

Passage runs until March 14th in the third floor gallery and I would highly recommend going to see it if you are into a deeper and more spiritual side of art or at all interested in video installations as they are some of the best I have ever seen. Visit the Harris Museum website for more information.


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